Thanks for following me here on my walk in Jiufen. Before I start my walk, a brief intro on Jiufen. Jiufen is located in a mountain area in the Ruifang District of New Taipei City near Keelung, Taiwan.
Jiufen literally means ‘9 portion’ (direct translation from chinese to english). History says that Jiufen was a small isolated village where it has 9 families house in the area during the Qing Dynasty and each time they was any shipment, the families would ask the shipments to be divided into 9 portions as accessibility to their village was hard. So that how it was that the town got its name. Ok back to the walk.
A view from close to the top of the hill. Gloomy weather with thick clouds flying above (when I was there, they were expecting typhoon hitting the northern part of Taiwan by noon but lucky me… there was a delay (haha) else…..)
Fushan Temple. More on this temple later on.
Heading up to the street to the historic (small) commercial district ….
Mmm. Which direction should I go?
At the entrance of the Jiufen Old Street. You can’t miss it. 😊
Lots of small stalls on both sides….. stall selling Chinese calligraphy brushes.
to bag luggage tags…. more!
Only this? Well hell no!! LOL!! There’s more stay tune. 😊